Intel Extreme Tuning Utility - BOF DoS Vulnerability

Type vulnerlab
Reporter S.AbenMassaoud [] -
Modified 2018-11-13T00:00:00


                                            Document Title:
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility - BOF DoS Vulnerability

References (Source):

ID: INTEL-SA-00162


Release Date:

Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):

Common Vulnerability Scoring System:

Vulnerability Class:
Denial of Service

Current Estimated Price:
1.000€ - 2.000€

Product & Service Introduction:
Intel XTU is a Windows*-based performance-tuning software that enables novice and experienced enthusiasts to overclock, 
monitor, and stress a system. The software interface exposes a set of robust capabilities common in most enthusiast 
platforms along with new features available on new Intel Application Processors and Intel® Motherboards.

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Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory core research team discovered a denial of service vulnerability in the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility v6.4.1.23 software.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2018-11-13: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

Discovery Status:

Affected Product(s):
Intel Systems
Product: Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

Authentication Type:
Restricted authentication (user/moderator) - User privileges

User Interaction:
No User Interaction

Disclosure Type:
Bug Bounty Program

Technical Details & Description:
Buffer overflow in the installer for the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility software before may allow an authenticated 
user to potentially cause a buffer overflow potentially leading to a denial of service. Potential security vulnerabilities 
in Intel Extreme Tuning Utility may allow privilege escalation or information disclosure.

Solution - Fix & Patch:
Intel recommends that users of Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility update to or later.
Updates are available for download at this location:

Security Risk:
The security risk of the local unicode buffer overflow leading to a denial of service issue is estimated as medium.

Credits & Authors:
S.AbenMassaoud [] -

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